Review: Talas – 1985 Metal Blade Records (September 23rd, 2022) Reviewer: David Pearce Talas were a cult rock band in the US during the first half of the 1980s. They always seemed to be on the cusp of a breakthrough, opening for both Van Halen and UFO and releasing three albums in five years. A […]

On October 30th, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of ‘The Dark Sides‘ via Metal Blade Records. Released in 1988, ‘The Dark Sides‘ contains five tracks and an outro, released on previous albums: Tracklisting: 1. Halloween (previously released on Fatal Portrait) 2. Them (instrumental track, previously released on Them) 3. No Presents for Christmas (previously released as the A-side of No Presents for Christmas single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Fatal Portrait) 4. Shrine (previously released as the B-side of The Family Ghost single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Abigail) 5. The Lake (previously released as a B-side of Halloween single and as a bonus track on CD versions of Fatal Portrait) 6. Phone Call (previously released on CD versions of Them) King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.” The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with a download card; the CD contains a mini-LP CD-insert. See below for an overview of available formats; pre-order […]

On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, ‘Punching The Sky‘, via Metal Blade Records. The band have released a video for the new single, ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants‘ (directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu.  Additional drone footage was shot by Miluta Flueras, with band performance footage by Vince Edwards. Special […]